Security Archives - Page 4

Ransomware will cost organizations $1B annually by end of 2016

Ransomware is poised to cost organizations around the world a combined $1 billion in damages and related expenses annually by the end of this year, according to a new report from Herjavec Group and

Published on: September 7th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Johnny Vegas makes a cameo at Dell Peak show

LAS VEGAS - SonicWALL Peak Performance has been a highlight of my conference schedule for many years.  It was only 10 or so years ago I met two longtime friends because of Peak.

Published on: August 31st, 2016 Stuart Crawford

Dell/SonicWALL trying to win back partners

LAS VEGAS - Judging from the roughly 750 channel partners from more than 20 countries who are attending the Peak Performance Conference the important question on their mind came to the forefront by Calgary-based

Published on: August 29th, 2016 Stuart Crawford

SAP HANA, cloud and mobile systems vulnerable to attack

SAP tends to make headlines somewhat infrequently when it comes to security issues, but a recent report from business application security research firm ERPScan indicated the number of vulnerable SAP systems is increasing. Vulnerabilities have also

Published on: August 11th, 2016 Chris Talbot

Why ransomware is currently Canada’s top malware threat

Editor's note: Story and map updated with malware data from July 2016. Hackers may be taking a summer hiatus in Canada, as malware infections dropped for the fourth month in a row to the

Published on: August 10th, 2016 Brian Jackson

IoT security needs to be tougher

Every vendor’s got a piece of the Internet of Things, including Wilson Sporting Goods, which on Monday revealed a Bluetooth-enabled football that captures data about the ball’s performance in the air and relays

Published on: August 10th, 2016 Howard Solomon

Canadian organizations are not prepared for IT disasters, survey reveals

The majority of organizations don’t have an adequate backup and disaster recovery plan, according to a recent CanadianCIO task force report. The IT Professionals surveyed admitted that they are not prepared for a

Published on: August 9th, 2016 Cindy Baker

Canadian firms more likely to pay ransomware demands, survey suggests

Despite urgings from the RCMP and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre to not give in to ransomware, Canadian organizations seem more likely to surrender to blackmail than those in three other countries surveyed, a

Published on: August 4th, 2016 Howard Solomon

RSA unveils new identity management offering

EMC's security arm RSA has unveiled SecurID Suite, which will combine access, governance, lifecycle and identity assurance features in one product. RSA SecurID Suite components includes SecurID Access, two-factor authenticators, Identity Governance and

Published on: July 21st, 2016 CDN Staff

Follow Friday: Identity management experts to follow on Twitter

For this week’s CDN #FollowFriday, we are showcasing identity management experts that specialize in this area of security. First up is is Kaliya Young, co-founder and facilitator of the Internet Identity Workshop. She

Published on: July 21st, 2016 CDN Staff

Digital transformation, IoT, business messaging & the secured network: Four things learned from Cisco Live 2016 

Las Vegas — Stephen Foster was among the 28,000 attendees down at Cisco Live 2016 this week hoping to hear more about how the vendor can assist him as he works to digitize

Published on: July 15th, 2016 Ryan Patrick

Cisco aims for 100 per cent security

LAS VEGAS - On Day 2 of Cisco Live, the vendor focused on the issue of security, digital transformation and the network with a rather bold claim that it is actively working to

Published on: July 14th, 2016 Ryan Patrick

Azure to make sensitive documents more secure

TORONTO - “As soon as you print your document it no longer becomes intelligent.” That’s what Julia White, the general manager of product market for Office at Microsoft, told CDN at the Worldwide

Published on: July 13th, 2016 Paolo Del Nibletto

Antivirus maker Avast buys rival AVG for $1.3 billion

Security vendor Avast is acquiring fellow antivirus maker AVG, best known for its free consumer products, in a cash deal valued at $1.3 billion. In addition to scale, Avast is looking to broaden

Published on: July 7th, 2016 Dave Yin

Latest Norton release puts the focus on WiFi

Symantec Corp. hopes to educate the alarming number of Canadians unaware of the risks involved in using public WiFi with its Norton security software division’s latest offering. Norton WiFi Privacy is a mobile

Published on: June 28th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood